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Separation barrier refers to a barrier, wall or fence constructed to limit the movement of people across a certain line or border, or to separate two populations. Many use the term to describe the various fences, walls and other barriers Israel created to separate Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza from Israel so that they may not enter Israel without authorization. Barriers also have separated various Palestinian towns and villages within the occupied territories from each other and they separate Egypt and Jordan from Israel. Israelis prefer the term to "wall" since only five to ten percent of it consists of wall and most of it is barbed wire or non-wall structures. The term "separation barrier" also sometimes has been applied to other such walls, fences or barriers in Cyprus, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United States. (via Freebase)